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Spectacular views of beach from this waterfront cottage

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 30 nights


About the property

Charming and colourful 4- bedroom, 2 - bath house is full of character

Where the La Have River flows into the Atlantic Ocean, “The House, Eh” looks out across a tidal beach and gorgeous sunsets. Peace prevails here, but there is quiet activity from morning till night. On the water, sail boats catch the river breeze and glide out to the open sea. Lobster boats come in from a long day hauling traps. A huge scallop trawler heads out for a 21-day trip, from which it will return with its belly full of the sweetest scallops in the world. At low tide, one of the best kept secrets in Lunenburg County is revealed: Oxner Beach stretches around a point where the river meets the ocean. Kids can swim, dogs can run, couples can stroll.

The main house is furnished with many family antiques and local artifacts. A beautiful east facing deck is the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee. At water's edge, a large sundeck, and a screened-in porch provide relaxing spots for both sunny and rainy afternoons. Two bathrooms, a well equipped kitchen, a living room, a den with 32 in HDTV , DVD player and a large dining room complete the property. At low tide, the beach is revealed and offers a perfect spot for the entire family. The property offers a haven of peace and comfort, space and light, with ready access to the thousand delights of Nova Scotia's South Shore.

The Sister's that own the property have done a great deal of work with the restoration and transformation of The House,Eh with each room having it's own unique personal character. They thoughtfully provide boggie boards for the beach, cabinet full of board games and puzzles . At the front of the property there is a large yard to play badminton, croquet and ring toss . One of the sister's is an interior decorator and has put tons of personality throughout the house, with lots of thoughtful fun color combinations, unique local art, interesting antiques and fun little touches throughout, that she has collected over the years. When you walk though the door you will see all the unique personal touches that make the place special and really feels very inviting with tons of charm.

There are two main buildings to the property .

The main house with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms ( one with large shower, the other with a claw foot tub) large den , dining area , large living room, fully equipped kitchen, side deck with BBQ , table and chairs.

The second building is a charming rustic cabin with a screened in porch and a joining deck. This building is right down by the water. You can sit out in the evening there and have a cool drink and relax watching the spectacular setting sun over Oxner's beach.

One great special feature is a secluded beach there, we will show you more if you look on our large web site at and find the page at the bottom of the main page called " Oxner Beach" The web site has lots of interesting features about the house along with lots more photos. We had a great time building the site and tried to tell the story why our vacation home would be the perfect place to enjoy your vacation time.

More Details

Diane Wood
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 6, 2018

About Diane Wood

In the summer of 1990, two sisters drove down from Toronto to visit friends who had moved to Lunenburg. We fell in love with Lunenburg County, its beautiful shoreline and maritime history, the cultural vitality of its towns and villages, and the warm and generous people who live there. Determined to spend time there every year, we set about looking for the perfect spot, and found it in 1998. Everyone told us we needed to give it a name. We considered Nova Scotia’s (and our own) Scottish heritage, and the Swiss-German roots of Lunenburg’s first settlers, but in the end we chose an entirely Canadian name: The House, Eh.

Diane Wood purchased this house in 1998

Why Diane Wood chose Riverport

One of us fell in love with the view, the other with the house. Over the years, we have both come to love everything about the place. The dramatic tides right outside our front door, the every changing view, proximity to the LaHave River ferry and the delightful LaHave Bakery. The location, a little off the beaten track, ensures peace and quiet, but easy access to the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage town town of Lunenburg, with its vibrant working waterfront, charming colourful houses, great restaurants,


Riverport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , small double suitable for 1 adult or 2 children.
  • One of these double bedrooms is accessed through the third bedroom, which has 2 twin beds. The fourth bedroom has an antique small double bed. All bedrooms have operable windows and storage.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Spectacular views of beach from this waterfront cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Victoria, BC Canada

Very cozy, warm and peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

We managed to absolutely luck out on the weather considering it was Nova Scotia in April! The House Eh was more than we had expected. Very comfortable in every way. Close to everything and everyone we wanted to see. Never got tired of the view from the front living room window and sitting in the Adirondack chairs on the deck in the morning. A little piece of heaven!!! Diane was so helpful and accommodating as was the local property manager. They ensured that all of our needs were met. Fantastic stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. I hope you will come back again.
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E. Stroudsburg

Amazing location

  • 5 of 5

The House Eh is magical. It's wraps you in relaxation! Everything has been thought of at EH. We loved the decor, so eclectic and soothing. Our vacation felt like we were visiting a friends home rather than a rental. Lunenb erg is a charming, friendly town and Mahone Bay is so pretty.

The Rose Bay grocery had any extras needed and lobster from Crowders was the best I've ever tasted.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed the house, and the neighbourhood. We are always grateful for the Rose Bay store, and I agree ---- best lobters ever! We'd love to have you come back again. DW
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Perfect summer retreat !

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your lovely, cosy cottage!

Everything you need is there, ready for you to come - a warm welcome with selfmade cookies and muffins -delicious !!!

The house is really large, sunny and spotless clean and so nicely decorated - we loved the kitchen and our first coffee ( also on the front steps in the morning sun ) while the kids were still asleep:

Spectacular views of every window and we enjoyed the sundown at the screen-house, or the big dining room table playing games

and ..... everything!

The house is close to Lunenberg and to several beaches - our favourite beach - Hirtle's ! for the boys to go surfing.

Thanks for all the recommendations Diane - Rose Bay general store, La Have bakery, and all the spots ...which made our stay an unforgettable summer vacation!

from Germany - August 2016

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would love to have you come back the next time you visit Canada! So glad you enjoyed yourselves here at The House, Eh.
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Montreal, Quebec

Piece of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed in the House, Eh for 1 week this summer on our first visit to the Maritimes and it was perfect! The house is very large, sunny and immaculately clean. Everything you need is there, ready for you to come and relax. The views from all the windows are delightful and the screen-house by the water is the most perfect place to relax and enjoy the spectacular views. Our kids loved combing the beach at low tide and we loved it in all its moods.

It is a short ride to Lunenberg and very close to several beached, our favourite was Hirtle with great surf and hiking at Gaff Point. I can't possibly recommend the House Eh more, it was a perfect restful retreat!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay at The House, Eh. Thanks so much for letting us know. Please come back again! C + D
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Large and cosy house in beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We just came back from our vacation where we stayed in this beautiful house ( together with our 16 month old son). The house is exactly like on the photos- beautifully/ cosy decorated in a beautiful setting. The house has 4 bedrooms upstairs( 2 are connected to each other) and a bathroom? and downstairs 2 connecting living rooms and another bathroom and kitchen. The kitchen is a bit outdated, but everything works well and everything you might need for cooking can be found. They also have a play pen and a little gate upstairs at the stairs,in case you are traveling with a baby/ toddler. There is a lot to see and do in the area but the house is also perfect to spend a rainy day inside and enjoy the view. Before booking I had contact with both the house owner and the local house keeper and they are both very friendly and informed us very well of what we could expect. At arrival there were even freshly home baked blue berry muffins and cookies waiting for us in the kitchen! All in all, a great experience and I would very much recommend this house. Be prepared for monsquitos outside though and ticks, as they area around everywhere in this area ( the house has mosquito nets on every window- so don't worry about them inside the house!)

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your comments. We are so glad to know you enjoyed your selves, and would love to have you come back again!
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Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
LaHave RIver
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Ovens Park, Miner Diner
Nearest Beach
Oxner, Hirtles
Car: necessary

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $390.26

In the event of cancellation by the traveller, the Deposit may be refunded in full if we are able to rent the space.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.